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Old 11-11-2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Can women use minoxidil for men

As anyone ever heard of women using Minoxidil for men because of it having a stronger strength? I can't name the name of the website that recommended this but I just wanted to know if any women have tried this. Thanks for your help.

 
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

Yes, women can use the "men's strength" of minoxidil as well... Normally women are told to start with the 2% solution but I suggest the 5%.

Hope this helps!

 
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

I think Rogaine says women cant use it, is because they didn't get FDA approval.
Its kind of like, Rogaine saying dont use Rogaine on the front part of your hair.
The reason they say that, they didn't get FDA approval for that.
But Rogaine works good on the front hair.
My friend uses it all over his hair with Retin A cream.

It was found out, that that applying Retin-A with Minoxidil increases the absorption of Minoxidil on the hair.
Minoxidil is the main incredient in Rogaine.
Retin-A should be applied separately from Minoxidil.
If you mix them together, you will weaken them.
Put the Retin-A on your hair, then wait 15 minutes till it dry's.
Then apply the Minoxidil on your hair.

 
Old 11-13-2006, 06:48 AM   #4
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

I do not recommend Retin-A at all... simply because it can cause adverse reactions... but that's just my humble opinion... I would recommend starting off with the minoxidil first...

 
Old 11-13-2006, 10:35 AM   #5
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

Thank you so much for your help.

 
Old 11-13-2006, 02:48 PM   #6
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

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As anyone ever heard of women using Minoxidil for men because of it having a stronger strength? I can't name the name of the website that recommended this but I just wanted to know if any women have tried this. Thanks for your help.
The concern with women using the 5% strength is side effects. Facial hair is one, but some of this stuff does absorb systemically. Check with your doc to be safe.

 
Old 11-14-2006, 10:40 AM   #7
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Re: Can women use minoxidil for men

Good point! That is a very common side effect with women... sometimes the problem is simply that the product is applied to the scalp before going to bed and some ends up on your pillow... subsequently ending up on your face as well... It's always a good idea to make sure it is DRY or place a cap on your head prior to going to bed... and change your pillowcases frequently...

 
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